'Flipping defendants' – a new emphasis or a recycled aim?
PRN/PERN fraud could take a number of forms including mislabelling, double counting and not recycling the material concerned."
I think there is an inevitable link between the mislabelling and the dumping of UK waste in other countries. There is also an increased risk of bribery and corruption in the process.”
Waste crime is on the political agenda and is gaining momentum, which is why I think this will be more of a focus for the EA and possibly other prosecutors such as the Serious Fraud Office and National Crime Agency."
I think it is only a matter of time before there is a high-profile prosecution.”
Nicola Finnerty is a partner in the criminal litigation team. She has experience of fraud, corruption (including the Bribery Act) and cartel matters, financial compliance, money laundering, asset seizure and confiscation cases, through to sexual offence cases, drugs, murder and offensive weapon crimes.
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